Summary: Overview of Ship Hull Modeling Methods and Naval Architecture Tools in Rhino
Rhino is already used a lot in the Marine Industry. Not everybody is aware of the marine design capabilities of Rhino as a lot of users only apply Rhino in superstructure design or visualisation purposes by importing geometry in Rhino from other CAD tools.
As the tools are there, you can design directly in Rhino and see how far you can get in the process up to production.
This article offers an overview of experiences and knowledge when using Rhino for hull modeling and naval architecture. The hull modeling is only a part of the total naval architecture process, therefore specific naval architecture aspects are also evaluated.
Marine designers need specific tools to improve the hull design process. Read more about the topics or download the plug-ins by clicking on it.
Installing plug-ins is simple as only two items are crucial:
Example of Expand Plug-in
Naval architecture tools which are developed by third parties are:
Hull modeling conclusions:
General naval architecture conclusions:
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